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Upcoming Services

Year in RevUU

Presenters: YRUU
Date/Time: 02/18/2018 9:15am 02/18/2018 11:15am -- Our annual Youth Service: After an unusual 2017, YRUU members reflect on what they learned and accomplished last year and look forward to 2018.

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker
Date/Time: 02/25/2018 9:15am 02/25/2018 11:15am -- “Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.” C. G. Jung. Is “sanity” a concept that is overdue for rehabilitation? Humanity has long struggled with reacting to those with mental disease, from shaming, blaming, harming and honoring as a wise elder. What we really need is to understand and support,...

Images of Redemption: From Nature to Christ, Seeking Atonement, Part One of Two

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker
Date/Time: 03/04/2018 9:15am 03/04/2018 11:15am -- As spring begins to reclaim the earth, we look at the Theme of the Month: Redemption and Atonement. How do we sustain the human quest to climb out of darkness? Is the journey for rebirth informing our capacity to be co-creators and holders of moral goodness, or are we stuck in an endless cycle...

Previous Services

Celebrating the Life of Dotty Ann McClelland

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker
Date/Time: 02/11/2018 3:00pm -- With deep sorrow, we share the news of Dotty Ann McClelland’s death on Thursday, January 11. She died peacefully following a brief illness and a rich 97-year life. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 11, at 3 pm in our Chapel. Donations in lieu of flowers are requested to be...

The Promise and the Practice: Confronting Evil with Our Choices

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker
Date/Time: 02/11/2018 9:15am 02/11/2018 11:15am -- Every day we make choices about what to pay attention to and what to ignore. For most of us this bubble is a privilege and a luxury. A growing majority of our country faces very different choices about where to put their time and energy, and how to keep themselves safe. We’ll look at...

Satan, Evil and a Crisis of Innocence

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker
Date/Time: 02/04/2018 9:15am 02/04/2018 11:15am -- Surrounded by images reminding us daily of the capacity of humanity to inflict horror, we’ll begin our look at evil as the Theme of the Month by exploring the history of evil and its primary advocate Satan. We’ll also look deep into ourselves, and seek the roots of Satan within. This sermon also included...

What If God Was All of Us? Making Meaning in a Wasteful World

Presenters: Rev. Diana Davies
Date/Time: 01/28/2018 9:15am 01/28/2018 11:15am -- Our commercial culture generates waste at an unprecedented level: garbage, certainly, but also wasted resources, plundered landscapes, and lives lost to poverty and violence. How do we live in a way that promotes creation, beauty, and complexity, while countering a culture of waste? Rev. Diana Davies was recently ordained as a UU minister. She...

Creating Safe Space for Non-Violent Resistance and Conflict

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker
Date/Time: 01/21/2018 9:15am 01/21/2018 11:15am -- In the social justice movement there is a lot of talk about nonviolence and creating safe spaces for people to work through conflict and fulfilling the call for transformation. We’ll take a look at this challenging and important work and the depth of commitment it demands.

Celebrating 450 years of Religious Freedom: Thank you Francis David

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker
Date/Time: 01/14/2018 9:15am 01/14/2018 11:15am -- The sixteenth century was a time of vibrant change and challenges for religious reformation in Europe. Our Unitarian tradition was affiliated with Radical Reformers who were unsatisfied with some of the reforms and pressed for further freedom. In Transylvania they found traction, and a man named Francis David, who died for the religious freedom...

We’ve Got Class

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker
Date/Time: 01/07/2018 9:15am 01/07/2018 11:15am -- This month we look at the theme of Freedom, and take a hard look at the Unitarian and Universalist historical tension with classism. We’ll ask is classism undermining our religious liberalism? How does classism and subsequent culture wars inform what we choose to focus on for social justice issues (such as reduction of gun...

“You’re Next, God”: A New Year’s Resolution

Presenters: Betsy Yarrison
Date/Time: 12/31/2017 10:00am -- Part of the annual celebration of the High Holy Days that begin the Jewish New Year is Erev Yom Kippur, the night before Yom Kippur begins. What can the practices demanded in this holiday teach Unitarian Universalists at a time in which the UUA is experiencing a crisis of faith that should be transformative...

The Light in the Darkness

Presenters: Rev. Kate Walker, Mark Zimmerman and Ann Richards
Date/Time: 12/24/2017 4:30pm 12/24/2017 7:00pm -- Homily for Christmas Eve, by the Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker; with remarks by the Rev. Dr. Walker about United Community Ministries’ mission in our community and a prayer for hope on Christmas Eve.   Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker Christmas Eve Story/Homily  24 December 2017 A Story for All Time: And Mary...

The True Spirit of the Holiday Season

Presenters: Life Span Spiritual Growth, Children & Youth of MVUC
Date/Time: 12/17/2017 9:15am 12/17/2017 11:15am -- This year’s holiday pageant explores the true meaning of the holiday season through memories, rituals and stories shared by members of the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church community. (There is no sermon post for this Sunday, as the pageant was our homily.)